Codex: Lamenters, what remains of it anyway, is now posted and ready to peep at. Just the narrative portions, ma’am.

Where Do We Go From Here?

We’re going to roll back up on Mutant Chronicles which has taken a three month vacation. You would think it’s been on Covid unemployment with how much it hasn’t been doing around here. To tell you the truth looking back on this I’m not super confident in it. I’m probably going to go ahead and vomit a draft out and see what I produce, but I’m not sure if I have any steam for this project anymore. Of course, that may just be the unemployment talking, Mutant Chronicles just sat around and literally watched TV, got fat, and made a mockery of all the work I put into it. We’ll need to have a chat I guess and see if we can reconcile our differences.

After which is One Night With Michelle.

Games Workshop Sitting in a Corner Waving It’s Gun Everywhere Thinking Everyone is Going to Hurt Them.
(Or, are the “toxic fans” with the 3D Printers in the room with us now?)

I was scared of One Night with Michelle at first. Then I was pumped for this movie. Now, I’m like, why am I even here? I can’t believe how much energy Games Workshop pulled out of me with this copyright bullwhooey. Three months, man. Three months of my life. I just don’t even want to write anymore…

How do I feel about One Night with Michelle? I see something in my head, scenes as you do when you write movies, and they are great. But, for some reason I can’t feel the “importance” of this movie. A friend of mine used to say: “Who wrote Double Jeopardy? Someone had to have passion for that movie. Why?” That’s how I’m kind of feeling with this film now. But, the film was devised to be a low budget seller movie. Of which I have three. But Low budget films and “seller movies” don’t really get made by studios anymore. Maybe these three could be on Netflix or Amazon Prime?

I think I want this movie to be something profound, but I don’t really know if I could mine long enough to find any profound nuggets of profoundness. The only way out is through, I suppose. I’ll just vomit out a draft of this and see what happens too.

When Will the Pain Stop?

After that Phase 2 will be complete and Thank God, really. Phase 2 has been terrible for me. Perhaps it’s just been the year. 2021 has been a banner year for bullshit. I take daily bets on when the Joe Biden Wars are going to start. I’m like five seconds from hunkering down and waiting for Jesus to show up. But, I can’t do that. I really want to get these things done and Phase 3 is there, just waiting for us. Look at it, all oiled up and raring to go.

Phase 3

Phase 3 is all original projects and stories. Well, Jon’s Film is a “story by” credit for old buddy Jon, but I haven’t talked to him in a year or more, and before that more than a decade. We haven’t had a substantive conversation between us in forever. Do I need to write this film? This is the last of the seller pictures. I could remove it and replace it with Dragon and Turtle? Who knows. I have got to get names for these movies, btw. With how long the Lamenters thing took, I’ll probably be writing Phase 3 from the Covid Camp, so I don’t know if I could get the sheets of toilet paper I scrawl the scripts on smuggled out. Maybe it won’t happen? We’ll see.

I guess I should get to work on Mutant Chronicles now.

Get right with Jesus, folks.

About the Author: Paul Pratt

Space Cowboy by day. Screenwriter by night.

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